Cops: Man Steals BMW After Trying to Buy It With Food Stamps
Luckily for police, food stamps don't buy gas either
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 22, 2016 5:50 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Authorities in Florida have arrested a man they say stole a BMW after trying to buy it with a food stamp debit card, the AP reports. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Nicholas Jackson was arrested Friday and charged with grand theft auto. Deputies say Jackson was turned away at the Pompano Beach auto dealership after trying to buy the $60,000 car using his EBT card and a credit card. The suspect allegedly returned the next night and stole the car along with keys from 60 other vehicles. Deputies say they later found Jackson with the car and the keys after he ran out of gas because he didn't have money to fill the tank.

 

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